How To Start A Palm Kernel Oil Extraction Business In Ghana

We believe you are here in search of a profitable business in Ghana that will continuously put money in your bank account.

If YES, then urge you to read further because in this article you will discover the income generating opportunities in Palm Kernel oil production business in Ghana.

The oil palm tree is one important cash crop in Ghana whose fruit yields two distinct oils—Red palm oil derived from the outer parts of the fruit, and palm kernel oil derived from the kernel.

The demand for Palm kernel oil in Ghana is on the increase, because it’s one Palm Kernel Oil is a cheap source of oil for soap manufacturers ,bio-fuel, cooking oil , vegetable ghee, Shortenings, Margarine, ice cream, dough, creaming, coating, and other specialty fats.

HOW TO START PALM KERNEL OIL PRODUCTION BUSINESS IN Ghana

Also, Palm kernel cake a byproduct of Palm kernel oil extraction is a high fiber used in Livestock feeds production.

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Among other similar feed stock’s, palm kernel cake is ranked a little higher than copra cake and cocoa pod husk, but lower than fish meal and groundnut cake, especially in its protein value.

However, there is still a wide demand-supply gap in Palm Kernel oil production business in Ghana leading to a big market opportunity for interested Investors to cash in.

Below Are Requirements To Get Started:

1. FACTORY SPACE:

Chose a favorable location where you can setup your Palm Kernel oil extraction business easily and carryout production activities without any hindrance.

If already own a piece of land that will make Factory setup much easier, but if don’t own a land then you made need to buy or lease one.

The next stage after acquiring the land is to build a factory space that will house your Palm Kernel Oil production machines and equipments, production raw materials, office and changing room for your workers.

2. BUSINESS REGISTRATION:

To make your Palm Kernel oil production business a legitimate business in Ghana, you will need to get registered. You can register a business name or as a limited liability company.

3. BUSINESS PLAN:

It’s very necessary you carry out a comprehensive feasibility studies or a business plan before embarking on setting up your Palm Kernel Oil production business in Ghana.

4. LABOUR:

You need factory workers, marketers, driver and other relevant staffs to assist you in running the day to day activities in your Palm kernel Oil production business.

5. POWER SUPPLY:

For electricity supply you need public power supply from PHCN, though not reliable. You will also need a stand by generator too.

6. MACHINES AND EQUIPMENTS:

Below are list of machines and equipment for Palm Kernel Oil Production process:

i. Oil Spiral Press Machine (5ton Capacity)

ii. Oil Filter

iii. Separator

iv. Palm Kernel Cracker

v. Sludge Presser

vi. Palm Kernel Roaster

vii. Oil Storage Tank (2000liters Capacity)

viii. Oil Dispatch Pump

ix. Weighing Machine

What Are The Raw Materials Needed ?

The major raw material needed in Palm Kernel oil production process is the Palm kernel nut.

Palm kernel a byproduct from the milling of palm oil, it can be sourced from oil palm plantation.

PRODUCTION PROCESS FOR PALM KERNEL OIL EXTRACTION

STAGE ONE:

Palm Kernel Nut Crushing. The first stage in the production process of Palm Kernel Oil involves the use of a crushing machine to crush the dried palm-kernel nuts to smaller sizes for easy oil extraction process.

STAGE TWO:

Roasting the Palm Kernel nut After crushing all the nuts the kernel is then fed into a Kernel Roasting machine. This process involves heating up the crushed nuts, thereby exciting the oil from the Kernels.

STAGE THREE:

Expelling the Oil from the Palm kernel The roasted palm Kernel is then passed through an Oil Press that compresses the heated Palm kernel nuts and expels the oil content of the palm kernel via the oil exit chamber, while the Palm Kernel cake is collected via the cake exit chamber.

STAGE FOUR:

Collection and Storage of the Extracted Oil The extracted crude palm kernel oil is fed into a storage tank for direct sales or for further refining.

STAGE FIVE:

You will need Stainless steel Tanks and some Drums to store your product.

MARKET/ADVERTISE YOUR SERVICES

Marketing your palm kernel oil and PKC aggressively after production is very necessary if you must make profit from all the hard work, time and resources put into the business.

So, you will need to introduce your products to industries in Ghana that uses palm Kernel oil as a major source of raw material for production.

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